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Android ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich)

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Google's latest operating system Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) offers a massive array of improvements over its predecessors, brings the best of both Gingerbread and Honeycomb, and provides a raft of innovations.
ICS with its fresh look is much more user friendly than previous Android versions. Here are five cool features of Google's new OS.


Android Beam:  The only Ice Cream Sandwich innovation that is really new, Android Beam allows users to share information with NFC technology. Just place your ICS handset next to another Android Smartphone or tablet and pass on whatever you are doing, be it watching a YouTube or playing the Minecraft app.


New Look Screen:  Lock Screen now lets you jump directly to the camera app from home screen, simply by dragging the lock icon to the camera icon. This functionality was earlier found in Android phones from HTC and Samsung with 3rd-party apps that had this feature, but it is nice to see it on Android.


New Home Screen:  Home Screen has a brand…

Techno World: Android Beginners Guide

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Techno World: Android Beginners Guide: Android Operation Syst...

Android Beginners Guide

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Android Operation System:


Android is an operating system based on Linux with a Java programming interface. It provides tools, e.g. a compiler, debugger and a device emulator as well as its own Java Virtual machine (Dalvik Virtual Machine - DVM). Android is created by the Open Handset Alliance which is lead by Google.
Android uses a special virtual machine, e.g. the Dalvik Virtual Machine. Dalvik uses special bytecode. Therefore you cannot run standard Java bytecode on Android. Android provides a tool "dx" which allows to convert Java Class files into "dex" (Dalvik Executable) files. Android applications are packed into an .apk (Android Package) file by the program "aapt" (Android Asset Packaging Tool) To simplify development Google provides the Android Development Tools (ADT) for Eclipse. The ADT performs automatically the conversion from class to dex files and creates the apk during deployment.
Android supports 2-D and 3-D graphics using the OpenGL librarie…